Better Brodhead was invited to have a display during the November Parent Teacher conferences at Brodhead Middle School. Around 35 parents and students stopped by our display. The vape cart displays the dangers of the chemicals in a vape. The meth display is meant to educate the community on the dangers of the “one-pot method” of manufacturing meth amphetamines. Thank you Brodhead Middle School for your continued support and partnership!
Red Ribbon Week at Albrecht Elementary school was a huge success. We are proud to continue this partnership and bring a week of substance use and bullying prevention to our elementary students. A big thank you also goes out to Brodhead Y2Y, Brodhead Police Department and Green County Sheriff’s Office for participating in the week of events!
Better Brodhead was a co-sponsor of this annual event that promotes positive interactions with our local law enforcement and other agencies. Thanks to our Y2Y members and coalition members we had nearly 100 photos taken at our photo booth! Our theme this year was “Thank you to our First Responders/Be a Drug Free Hero”.
On May 15th, 2019 Better Brodhead and Brodhead Police Department collaborated on a Hidden In Plain Sight training for Brodhead Fire and Brodhead Area EMS personnel. This training highlighted the dangers of the “one pot method” of meth production. Instead of demonstrating a room we set up a “rolling” meth lab in the back of a vehicle. We hope to continue to provide this training in the future.
Conversation with advocates from Green Haven Family Advocates on the cycle of abuse and how their organizations helps families and individuals throughout Green County. See their website greenhaven4help.com for more information.
Continuing our conversation with Carlos Rivera who shares his story of recovery from childhood trauma and abuse to an intense journey of spirituality. Better Brodhead is a non-profit, non-religious community coalition and shares this story as a personal account as one of our guests to the podcast. It is not intended to promote or discourage faith. A big thank you to Carlos for his honesty and vulnerability.
Conversation with Carlos Rivera who shares his story of recovery from childhood trauma and abuse to an intense journey of spirituality. Better Brodhead is a non-profit, non-religious community coalition and shares this story as a personal account as one of our guests to the podcast. It is not intended to promote or discourage faith. A big thank you to Carlos for his honesty and vulnerability.
The final episode of a conversation with Jacob Swag Foundation founding members and the creation of an app that will help those in a mental health crisis check them out at https://jacobsswag.org/.
Continuing our conversation about Jacob Swag Foundation, how they started the foundation and the beginning stages of creating an app to help those in a suicide crisis, check out their website at https://jacobsswag.org/
Conversation with Teri and Kurt Ellefson of Jacob Swag Foundation, their personal story of loss and why they created the foundation check them out at https://jacobsswag.org/.
Conversation with Wally Orzechowski, Executive Director of SWCAP. Hear all about the amazing programs and work SWCAP is doing throughout southwestern Wisconsin.
Better Brodhead is part of a community committee that is attempting to map out all the associations within Brodhead and the surrounding area. An association is defined as a group of people volunteering their time for a specific purpose or a group of people who get together to play cards or quilt. Associations are an untapped resource within all communities and our hope is that we can connect community members with associations as well as resources that are available but aren’t utilized as they could be.
Our committee is comprised of members of the Brodhead School District, Brodhead Memorial Public Library and Better Brodhead. We have been working closely with community builder John McKnight, for more information on John check out his website; https://resources.depaul.edu/abcd-institute/faculty/Pages/john-mcknight.aspx